Jeu-Parti (9′, 2016-17)
for piano and electronics
Premiere: Wei-Han Wu, Hatch Recital Hall, Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY, 9 November 2016
Jeu-Parti takes its inspiration from the dialogic medieval genre of the same name in which two troubadours offer differing opinions on some shared topic. Here, perhaps the interlocutors are the piece’s two parts, which could be viewed as re-compositions of one another—or they might be the piano and electronics themselves, which alternately ignore, caress, interrupt, and ensnare one another until, finally, one of them wins out and gets the last word.
Jeu-Parti is dedicated with sincere thanks and admiration to Wei-Han Wu.